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UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:36am

The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment.

The Latest: Accountants march to support Hong Kong protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:30am

The Latest on Hong Kong (all times local):

Asian stocks mostly higher ahead of US Fed chairman's speech

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 11:54pm

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after Wall Street declined ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman.

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Morgan Smith and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 11:09pm

First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal jumped to a nearby school district last year, lured by higher salaries that would allow her to quit her second job as a housekeeper and buy a new car.

North Carolina hearing set to consider voting machines

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 11:04pm

Elections officials are deciding which voting machines are cleared to use in North Carolina, and whether they must count ballots that can be checked by human eyes.

US wants woman accused in Capital One hack to stay locked up

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 11:04pm

A woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents filed ahead of a Friday detention hearing in Seattle.

Embattled Illinois welfare agency praised for training lab

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:44pm

The troubling scene inside the dingy Chicago apartment seems real: dangling exposed wires, open pill bottles near a sleeping baby and a kitchen strewn with dog feces and cockroaches.

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed chairman's speech

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:28pm

Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday after Wall Street declined ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman.

Investors hope Powell's speech offers clarity. But will it?

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:06pm

Against the backdrop of a vulnerable economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell takes center stage Friday with the financial world seeking clarity on whether last month's first Fed rate cut in a decade likely marked the start of a period of easier credit.

FAA puts out a call for pilots to test changes in Boeing jet

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:25pm

Federal safety officials are recruiting pilots from airlines around the world to test changes that Boeing is making to the flight-control software on the grounded 737 Max jet, according to two people briefed on the situation.

California pot taxes tick up but miss initial projections

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:15pm

When it comes to tax money from marijuana sales, California is living with diminished expectations.

Head Start program changes signs on buses for migrant kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:57pm

Officials with an organization that provides early education programs for children of migrant and seasonal workers says they are changing the signs on their buses.

YouTube disables 200 videos attacking Hong Kong protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:48pm

YouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

HP Inc.'s chief executive to step down in November

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:37pm

HP Inc. is losing the chief executive who has been leading the personal computer maker since it broke off as a separate company four years ago.

Gap's 2Q profits fall, reflecting chain still mired in slump

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:29pm

Gap Inc.'s fiscal second quarter profits fell 43%, dragged down by costs related to store closings and the restructuring of its business.

Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:55pm

Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig.

Mexico fines Cancun airport $3.7 million for taxi monopoly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:46pm

Mexico's anti-monopoly agency has fined the Cancun international airport the equivalent of about $3.7 million for not allowing more taxis to compete and lower fares for travelers.

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit focused on world economy

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:34pm

President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit over the weekend by discussing the global economy.

Bus driver denies locking woman in luggage compartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:24pm

A bus driver accused of locking a passenger in the vehicle's luggage compartment denies the allegations.

Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:24pm

Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk.